A Welsh Trio at the European Team Championships
18/05/2021 00:00, I Mewn Blog /
Beth Kidger picks up her first-ever Great Britain vest competing over the 5000m and for Jeremiah Azu, this will be his first British senior vest as he competes in the 4x100m.
"I’ve always dreamt of representing Great Britain. So to have been selected to run for GB at the European Team Champs is a huge milestone for me. This year I have decided to try stepping up a distance and get the 5000m so to be selected after my first race is extremely exciting!"
A full British team has been selected to compete at the European Athletics Team Championships Super League on the 29-30 May 2021 in Silesia, Poland.
The British line-up will face teams from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Ukraine in the two-day fixture at the end of this month.
Christian Malcolm, Olympic Head Coach, said;
“We have a rich history in this competition, so it was very important for us to take on our European competitors and earn as many points as possible. We have selected a team who will be pushing for every point across the board, so I am excited to see how these athletes will perform in Poland. It is a squad with a blend of some experienced GB & NI internationals but also a high number of developing athletes who will really benefit from this opportunity.
“As is consistent with our approach to British teams this year, athletes were given the option to opt-in or opt-out of this event. With the Müller British Athletics Championships just under six weeks away, and the Olympic Games on the horizon, we recognise that every athlete’s plan is going to be different, so we are supporting all athletes to achieve what they feel is the best preparation possible.
“In terms of the 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams, this event will provide a valuable opportunity to try out different combinations and options as we look ahead beyond Tokyo. I’m looking forward to seeing this group of athletes step up to the challenge at this event.”
See the full team list here: BRITISH LINE-UP SELECTED FOR THE EUROPEAN ATHLETICS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS